The Judge (2017)
First screened in September 2017
Director: Erika Cohn. Documentary about the Honorable Kholoud Al-Faqih, a Palestinian judge who became the first woman ever to preside in a Shari'a court of law.

Twitter Capsule: Rousing tribute to the difficult, groundbreaking labor of a female Shari'a judge. Textured gloss on Shari'a law, too.

VOR:   Documentaries shouldn't be valued solely for the lives or stories they narrate, but that's hard to avoid with such a rousing, little-understood subject.



Photo © 2017 Idle Wild Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


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